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what type of goal to use when my automatic source of data resets its value to 0 every week?

I have one app to track calories burned and I wanted to automatically beemind that data. I have an automation app that can get the number of calories and send it to Beeminder through IFTTT (or Beeminder’s API but it will be easier to send it just to IFTTT).

So the problem is that is very difficult to get access to the number of calories burned in a day or to the number of calories burned in total.

I can only get the number of calories burned in the current week and that number gets back to 0 every week.

So I’m not sure which kind of goal could support automated data that goes like this:

  • Monday: 20 calories
  • Tuesday: 35 calories ( 20 from yesterday + 15 from Tuesday)
  • Sunday: 150 calories ( from the total calories burned for this week )
  • Monday: 20 calories ( another week so number resets )
  • Tuesday: 42 calories ( 20 from yesterday + 22 from Tuesday from this new week)
  • and so on…

I haven’t seen a way to integrate my fitness app with another service to facilite things also :frowning:

Any ideas? Is it possible to have a goal that asks for daily data that could support this input? (I usually work on my goals when I’m on beemergency)

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Folks, this fits an odometer goal like… perfectly, right?

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I guess you’d have to make sure to enter a 0 at the weekly reset!

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I read about the type of goal. I will try to see if it fits well :smiley: thanks!

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